Women’s Studies can help stop elder abuse

Women’s Studies can help stop elder abuse

Elder women are the most prone to destitution, and the government is partly to blame for the abetment of elder abuse, says Bihar Mahila Samakhya State Project Officer Keerti. “The way the government has a focus on adolescent girls, and young mothers, why doesn’t the government have a programme for elderly women on the same […]

Queen of the Hills once again on track

Queen of the Hills once again on track

She’s back. The Queen of the Himalayan railway has resumed her 80 kilometre run which takes around eight hours. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway has resumed its full-fledged toy-train service along the whole length of 80km tracks from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling after a gap of five years. The toy train service from NJP to Darjeeling, […]

KFC Pizza Hut shut doors in Nepal

KFC Pizza Hut shut doors in Nepal

Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken will no longer be served in Nepal. That’s just another fallout of the great earthquake that flattened the country. The twist in the tale is that union workers demanded that they get off at 6 pm every evening. The four restaurants, on the other hand, needed to operate beyond […]

Orissa unwilling to link Mahanadi- Godavari

Orissa unwilling to link Mahanadi- Godavari

Bhubaneswar, Orissa: Linking rivers is not such a great idea, says the state government. Reports say that Orissa is not excited about linking the Mahanadi and Godavari rivers, because this may lead to acute shortage of water in the Mahanadi basin in the future. Official sources said the state government feared that the Mahanadi river […]

No thanks, NaMo, Nepal competent to host own donor’s meet!

No thanks, NaMo, Nepal competent to host own donor’s meet!

KATHMANDU: Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has rejected Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi’s offer to host a global donors’ conference. The conference would generate funds for rehabilitation and restoration work in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in April. Nepal will host its own conference here on June 25. The Narendra Modi […]

Will Bihar political parties add brick kilns to their agenda?

Will Bihar political parties add brick kilns to their agenda?

In the state of Bihar, pre-occupied with caste politics, are any of the political parties committed enough to address one of the hazardous issues -brick kilns’ adverse impact on environment? Bypassing the environmental norms, continuous emission from some six hundred brick kilns regularly mutltiply the density of air pollutants in the Bihar capital. The fuels used […]

Bihar: bridging records

Bihar: bridging records

Name one Indian state that has been inaugurating one new bridge every alternate day for the past eight years. Answer: Bihar! Believe it or not, this is really happening in Bihar, the state counted among the least developed in India. The genie that sprung out of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s development the bottle is the […]

Street food is safe in Delhi says NASVI

Street food is safe in Delhi says NASVI

New Delhi: Why are some channels using fictitious ‘reports’ to attack street food? Is there a nexus of vested interests working against the rights of street vendors? On the back of the Maggi noodles controversy, is there a move by certain news channels to discredit street food, even as more and more vendors are taking […]

Will Beef be banned in Goa?

Will Beef be banned in Goa?

Panaji: The Goa government will decide on whether to ban beef or not in “two to three weeks”, Animal Husbandry Minister Ramesh Tawadkar said here on Monday. “We (government) will think about and decide in two to three weeks,” Tawadkar said, while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a media event. The minister’s comments […]

What’s up with Bihar Mahila Samakhya Society?

What’s up with Bihar Mahila Samakhya Society?

The Narendra Modi government’s decision to do away with the Planning Commission and start a NITI Ayog had put the fate of a pioneering institution with over 2 lakh grassroots women members in a tizzy. The fate of the Mahila Samakhya programme, Bihar’s first and most effective movement for women’s empowerment linked to the state’s […]

WHY MODI WANTS TO SNUFF OUT GREENPEACE

WHY MODI WANTS TO SNUFF OUT GREENPEACE

It turns out that the real reason for Narendra Modi’s government training its guns on Greenpeace India is this: ‘Namo’ and his ‘friend’ coal baron Gautam Adani plan to exploit a humongous amount of coal, and Greenpeace has been at the forefront of a global campaign against coal mining and burning. Its Indian wing has […]